Thanks to its low feed height, a new beside-the-press granulator can accept material via a sprue picker, a conveyor, or by hand. The Regulo 612?s 50-inch feed height creates a compact machine, while a soundproofed hopper provides quiet operation. Knife changes, cleaning, and other regular maintenance are made easier by an access door. A 6-by-6-inch feedthroat opens to a cutting chamber with two bed knives and a three-blade staggered rotor that has 12 knives. The steep-angle knives create a scissor-like cutting motion. The disposable knives simplify maintenance by eliminating sharpening, and a reversible screen reduces overall dust. The unit operates at 236 rpm with reportedly minimal fines. Material is unable to accumulate between knives and sidewalls thanks to rotating side plates. Low-speed, high-torque operation is possible because of a motor that runs at 230, 460, or 575V. For safety purposes, interlocks prevent operation when the cutting chamber is open, and an emergency stop button is standard on all units.
CMB Wittmann USA, Torrington, CT